Dan Straily (3-2, 3.43 ERA) and Stephen Strasburg (9-0, 2.69 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Cincinnati Reds (20-35) and the Washington Nationals (33-22) at the Great American Ball Park. The Reds won the last game 7-2, and Cincinnati leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 4 and can be seen on MASN and FSOH.
Straily pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs, striking out four and walking three in an 11-8 win over the Rockies. Adam Duvall (.266, 28 Rs, 15 HRs, 32 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. Strasburg went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out four and walking two in a 10-2 win over the Cardinals in his last outing. Bryce Harper (.242, 32 Rs, 13 HRs, 34 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Cincinnati and Washington are Nationals -200, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Reds have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - WAS
When leading after seven innings, Washington is 15-8, while Cincinnati is 10-17.
The Nationals are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Reds have a 3-1 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Reds are 15-6. The Nationals have a 26-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Both Cincinnati and Washington are tied at 16th in runs, each scoring 235 this season.
Ranking 28th, Cincinnati is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 127 this season. Washington ranks in the top five with 194.
The Reds are 17-20 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Nationals are 26-11 when they hit at least one homer.